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Passive income: CPF and Dividend Machines (2020).

Monday, February 10, 2020

If you have been reading my blog for some time, you will know that I like the CPF system.

For the common folks in Singapore, the CPF is our cornerstone in retirement funding.

In fact, I even said that the CPF can be our best friend in our golden years if we nurture the friendship.

However, if we wish to retire early like I have, simply nurturing our friendship with CPF is insufficient since we cannot utilise the savings until we are at least 55 years of age.

Even at 55, we might want to give the magic of compound interest more time to grow our CPF savings before we draw on the account so that our savings can last longer.

The CPF is really our ultimate personal financial safety net.

To be able to retire earlier, however, we will need to have a stream of meaningful passive income that will pay for all our needs and wants in life.

This is where investing for income comes in. 

Investing for income is the main reason why I am able to achieve financial freedom and retire early.

Warren Buffett famously said:

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”

Work until I die?

To me, it is a very gloomy thought.

Now, to be fair, not everyone wants to stop working and that is a good thing.

If everyone wants to retire early, the workforce will shrink.

Imagine what would happen to the economy?

Imagine what would happen to our investments?

The horror!

So, not everyone needs passive income, right?


For those who enjoy working and have no plans to retire early, they should ask:

"What if I am forced to retire early?"

There are many ways this could happen.

Remember what is the best insurance in this world?

Passive income.

I blogged about this before too.

Passive income is really less of a want than a need.

For regular readers, this is really all familiar territory.

For new readers, it might be an eye opener.

Investing for income will help anyone achieve a greater degree of financial security.

Eventually, it could also help us achieve financial freedom.

So, if you still do not know how to invest for income or if you would like to learn more about investing for income, Dividend Machines is accepting applications for their 2020 class now.

AK rarely, if ever, promotes investment courses.

Dividend Machines is, in fact, the only investment course that AK has endorsed year after year since its day one.

So many investment courses to promote, why Dividend Machines?

In a nutshell, Dividend Machines provides great value for money.

Unlike some other investment courses, Dividend Machines does not cost thousands of dollars.

We should all take steps towards financial freedom and Dividend Machines is surely a step in the right direction.

Everyone's life can be and should be better.

If AK can do it, so can you.

Sign up for 
Dividend Machines 2020: HERE.

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1. CPF can be our best friend.

2. To retire by 45, have a plan.
3. Best insurance in life.
4. Freedom from wage slavery.


Your Ka-ki! said...


Some new dev in aptt.

AK71 said...


Thanks for the update.

"Dynami Vision, which is the sole shareholder of Asian Pay Television Trust's (APTT) trustee-manager, is looking to pare its stake for an undisclosed sum.

"The buyer in the proposed deal is Da Da Digital Convergence Co, a company controlled by Taiwan-listed Dafeng TV's founder Dai Yung Huei. Dafeng TV operates cable television systems and provides broadband services in Taiwan's domestic markets.

"Da Da Digital will acquire a 65 per cent interest in Dynami from the latter's parent company Gear Rise, APTT's trustee-manager said in a filing just after midnight on Tuesday.

"Da Da Digital's Mr Dai said that in view of the industry changes in the 5G era, there is potential for his firm to create synergies with APTT. "There are opportunities for both parties to collaborate and cover each major metropolitan area in Taiwan," he noted.

"Together, Da Da Digital and APTT can "achieve much more in terms of enabling wireless operators to tap our integrated networks for data backhaul", Mr Dai said."

I like this development as selling backhaul capacity is a logical development and it was also something I talked about during the last "Evening with AK and friends" end of 2018.

Time will tell if I am right about this being a good thing. :)

AK71 said...

I just did a search of my blog and apparently it wasn't so long ago that I talked about APTT.

See this blog published in November 2019:
APTT, Softbank, ECB, UBER, GRAB, WeWork and irrational competition.

Interesting. ;p

Your Ka-ki! said...

Yes AK, I still kept my notes taken from AK and friends. This is actually what you talked about on the growth story of increasing broadband services in Taiwan which is largely now almost at "free" prices.

At 7% currently, I am still holding APTT (even though you sold) and actually collected more dividends. I hope this partnership can bring APTT to better times.

AK71 said...


Well, I still have a position in APTT but it is a legacy position which is free of cost.

This latest development is very promising, for sure. :)

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